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Mount Vernon Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 735 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2013

We moved back to Mt. Vernon so our grandchildren could attend Mt. Vernon schools. They were great when we left several years ago and are still great. Our granddaughter is learning a lot and the teachers are doing a wonderful job.


Posted February 17, 2008

We moved to Mt. Vernon this summer just because of the school's reputation (from another school in the area) and we haven't been disappointed. I have 3 boys (kindergarten, 3rd and 6th). The teachers and administration are excellent. There is a very positive attitude about the school, students and a strong focus on learning. I would recommend the school to any concerned parent.
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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female89%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • PABLO DE SANTIAGO
Fax number
  • (903) 537-2057

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P O Box 1139
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